OVP-DOC releases over 1k food boxes for third tranche of Davao City fire relief ops

The Office of the Vice President Disaster Operations Center (OVP-DOC) on Thursday released food boxes to cover the third tranche of relief operations to those who were left homeless by the February 25 fire in Barangay 21-C and Barangay 22-C, Piapi, Davao City.

The OVP-DOC, together with the OVP Davao Satellite Office, Philippine National Police and the Task Force Davao, led the distribution of relief boxes to 963 families or over 3,000 individuals affected by the conflagration.

Last February 27 to March 5, on its first tranche of relief operations, the OVP-DOC conducted feeding program, covering breakfast, lunch and dinner to the fire victims. The second tranche of food boxes distribution was conducted on March 10.

The OVP Kalusugan Food Truck, a program of the OVP that seeks to help children suffering from malnutrition, hunger, and poor development, serves as the mobile food kitchen.

A total of 623 families from Barangay 21-C and 360 families from Barangay 22-C of Piapi, Quezon Boulevard have been identified by the City Social Welfare and Development Office as internally displaced. Some of the affected residents are seeking shelter at the evacuation centers in Barangay 21-C Gym and Barangay 22-C Covered Court, respectively. OVP MEDIA

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